Update: Maura heard right! Gap is now well and truly in Hong Kong – and here are all the vital details…
Gap, 31 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2885 0789
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm
I heard a rumour this week that I really, really, really hope is real. Hester also heard it from another source so I am starting to get a teeny bit confident that it will come true. The absolutely fantabulous news is that the Gap is coming to Hong Kong! Hearing these words was like music to my ears as the Gap is pretty much my go-to place in the US for simple basics. The Gap was on my walk home from work when I was living in NYC and I can’t even begin to count the number of times I found myself popping in after a stressful day and comforting myself with some good old retail therapy. Oh, and don’t even get me started on Baby Gap. I simply love buying new baby gifts there and I have been missing it desperately as all I want to do these days is spoil Hester’s baby girl rotten with pretty dresses.
Basically from what I have heard (and now read on Gap’s website) is that stores will open in Beijing and Shanghai first in late 2010 and then Hong Kong will follow in the coming year. Until then fellow Hong Kongers we will just have to settle for the fact that the Gap is available via online shopping.
So, upon hearing this new I have been prematurely teasing myself by looking longingly at their website and here are a few looks/things I am adding to my wish list.
Get here fast Gap!